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Mercier (also known as Montreal—Mercier) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 2004. In 2003, the district was abolished and split into the La Pointe-de-l'Île and Honoré-Mercier ridings. A provincial electoral district still exists under the same name but is located in Plateau Mont-Royal borough.

Mercier
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1933
District abolished2003
First contested1935
Last contested2000
Sanctuaire Marie-Reine-des-Cœurs, located on Sherbrooke East street, was part of the electoral district.

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HistoryEdit

Mercier riding was created in 1933 from Laval—Two Mountains and Maisonneuve ridings.

It initially consisted of:

  • parts of the city of Montreal;
  • the towns of Montreal North, St-Michel-de-Laval, St-Léonard-de-Port-Maurice, Montreal East, Pointe-aux-Trembles;
  • the parishes of Rivière-des-Prairies, St-Léonard-de-Port-Maurice, and St-Jean-de-Dieu Asylum; and * the municipality of Pont-Viau and the town of Laval-des-Rapides in Laval county..

In 1966, it was defined as consisting of:

  • the City of Pointe-aux-Trembles;
  • the Towns of Anjou and Montreal East;
  • the part of the City of Montreal bounded by Saint-Donat Street, the Towns of Anjou and Montreal East, and Saint-Lawrence River;
  • the part of the City of Montreal bounded by the Cities of Pointeaux-Trembles and Montreal North, the Towns of Anjou and Montreal East, and Des Prairies River.

In 1976, it was defined as consisting of:

  • the City of Pointe-aux-Trembles;
  • the Town of Montreal East;
  • the part of the City of Montreal bounded by the Cities of Pointeaux-Trembles and Montreal North, by the Towns of Anjou and Montreal East and by des Prairies River;
  • the part of the City of Montreal bounded by a line commencing from the Saint Lawrence River along Saint-Donat Street, the Canadian National Railway; the northeastern limit of the parish municipality of Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, Sherbrooke Street East, Highway 25, the limits of the towns of Anjou and Montreal East to the Saint Lawrence River.

In 1980, it was renamed "Montreal—Mercier". In 1987, Montreal—Mercier was split into Anjou—Rivière-Des-Prairies and a re-created Mercier riding. The new Mercier riding also incorporated territory from Gamelin riding.

The new Mercier riding consisted of:

  • the Town of Montréal-Est;
  • parts of the City of Montréal.

The district was abolished in 2003 when it was split into La Pointe-de-l'Île and Honoré-Mercier ridings.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Mercier
Riding created from Laval—Two Mountains and Maisonneuve
18th  1935–1940     Joseph Jean Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1949
 1949–1953 Marcel Monette
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962     André Gillet Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963     Prosper Boulanger Liberal
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980 Céline Hervieux-Payette
32nd  1980–1984
Montreal—Mercier
33rd  1984–1988     Carole Jacques Progressive Conservative
Mercier
34th  1988–1993     Carole Jacques Progressive Conservative
35th  1993–1997     Francine Lalonde Bloc Québécois
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into La Pointe-de-l'Île and Honoré-Mercier

Election resultsEdit

Mercier, 1933–1980Edit

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Jean 17,231
Reconstruction Évariste Forest 3,750
Conservative Robert Irving Green 2,496
  Independent Reconstruction Paul-Antoine Bonhomme 865
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Jean 19,134
National Government François-Eugène Therrien 4,596
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Jean 18,623
Bloc populaire Fernand Chaussé 9,033
Progressive Conservative Hervé Brien 2,269
Independent Oscar Bélisle 542
Co-operative Commonwealth Marie-Ange Gill 541
Social Credit Hervé Lajeunesse 417
Liberal–Labour Ernest Larin 345
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Jean 17,041
Progressive Conservative Roméo Mcduff 7,786
Union des électeurs Maurice Lajeunesse 1,587
By-election on 24 October 1949

On Jean's acceptance of an office of emolument
under the Crown, 24 August 1949

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Monette 9,389
Independent Liberal Wilfrid Latraverse 2,028
Independent Léon Bertrand 1,125
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Monette 17,479
Progressive Conservative Roméo Mcduff 9,352
Co-operative Commonwealth Joseph-S.-Léo Tremblay 885
Labor–Progressive Réal Couillard 513
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Monette 30,024
Progressive Conservative François Coron 10,093
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative André Gillet 26,463
Liberal Marcel Monette 23,103
Co-operative Commonwealth Gisèle Couture 2,219
  Radical chrétien Georges Rousseau 687
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 28,898
Progressive Conservative André Gillet 19,925
Social Credit Maurice Lajeunesse 11,680
New Democratic Gaston Caron 7,491
Independent Stéphane Bugeaud 1,621
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 33,450
Social Credit Maurice Lajeunesse 19,577
Progressive Conservative André Gillet 15,130
New Democratic Gérard Picard 11,606
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 39,205
Progressive Conservative André Gillet 16,598
New Democratic Florent Paquette 15,206
Ralliement créditiste Maurice Lajeunesse 11,365
Independent Liberal René Morin 1,708
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 19,077
Progressive Conservative Raymond Daniel 10,571
New Democratic Lucette Bernier 3,041
Ralliement créditiste Joseph Bélanger 3,011
Independent Zotique Duchaine 888
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 22,207
Social Credit Cyprien Dion 11,468
Progressive Conservative André St-Onge 9,010
New Democratic Mario Hart 4,921
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 22,545
Progressive Conservative Lucien Grenier 7,026
Social Credit Cyprien Dion 6,255
New Democratic Jacques Milot 4,137
Communist Serge Da Sylva 278
Marxist–Leninist Gilles Robillard 200
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Céline Hervieux-Payette 26,784
Social Credit Lise Lajeunesse 10,328
Progressive Conservative Jacques Coutu 5,076
New Democratic Elizabeth Chase-Chapdelaine 1,816
Rhinoceros Guy Caron 1,074
Communist Montserrat Escola 135
Union populaire Jean-Guy Martel 121
Marxist–Leninist Serge Patenaude 118
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Céline Hervieux-Payette 27,428
New Democratic Pierre Dubé 4,258
Progressive Conservative Jacques Coutu 3,161
Social Credit Claude Bélanger 1,891
Rhinoceros Piggy Guy De Blois 1,835
Union populaire Martine Godard 161
Marxist–Leninist Michel Claveau 146

Montreal—Mercier, 1981–1987Edit

1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Carole Jacques 25,071
Liberal Céline Hervieux-Payette 19,335
New Democratic Robert Ferland 4,925
Parti nationaliste Gérald Giguère 2,557
Rhinoceros Raymond les oreilles Pollender 2,038
Commonwealth of Canada Michel Destroismaisons 154

Mercier, 1987–2003Edit

1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Carole Jacques 30,804
Liberal Luc Chouinard 12,942
New Democratic André Cordeau 10,251
Rhinoceros Jean-Claude Stardust Gouin 1,617
Communist André Cloutier 309
Independent Jean-Pierre Ginchereau 197
Commonwealth of Canada Denise Saint-Louis, 137
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Francine Lalonde 34,139
Liberal Magda Tadros 11,700
Independent Carole Jacques 8,992
Progressive Conservative Gérald Lacoste 2,720
New Democratic Guy D'Amours, 789
Abolitionist William-John Apostol 207
Commonwealth of Canada Pierre Aylwin 128
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Francine Lalonde 24,649
Liberal René Bourgeault 14,061
Progressive Conservative Eric Champagne 8,500
New Democratic Cathy Milner 772
Marxist–Leninist Hélène Héroux 297
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Francine Lalonde 24,755
Liberal Normand Biron 15,416
Green Richard Savignac 1,813
Alliance J. Marc-Antoine Delsoin 1,685
Progressive Conservative Martin Gelgoot 1,629
Marijuana Eric Duquette 936
New Democratic Nicholas Vikander 480
Marxist–Leninist Geneviève Royer 104

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